The Possibility of Sinus Pressure Causing Tooth Pain

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Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal cavities/Para nasal sinuses. It can be caused by allergies, infections and auto immune issues.

A tooth ache on the other hand is pain that only centers on the teeth and jaws. Toothaches are usually caused by dental cavities, gum diseases and exposed roots, among others. The ache can be somewhat dull or excruciating depending on the circumstances. The pain can also be intensified by chewing and taking extremely hot/cold drinks. It is, however, not easy to determine the cause of the pain, without a proper dental check up. Only a dental check will therefore be able to determine whether the pain is coming from the tooth itself or from another source. Many people have often asked whether there is a possibility of Sinus Pressure causing tooth pain. This can only be determined after a thorough dental check up.

However, there are some common symptoms that can suggest the possibility of Sinus Pressure causing tooth pain. It has been established through research that if you have some slight pain in your upper jaw, then there is a possibility that you have a sinus infection. This kind of pain can however easily be dealt with by use of medication, prescribed by your doctor.

It is however important to note that tooth aches are not a common symptom of sinuses; there is therefore, a very little probability of Sinus Pressure causing tooth pain. However, because the brain is connected to every part of the body including the teeth if you have a sinus infection in the head, the brain sends signals and your teeth might end up paining. It is important to note that the only way that you can tell if the two are related is by visiting a dentist for a thorough check up.

However, before taking any measures, to determine whether there is a possibility of Sinus Pressure causing tooth pain, you should ask yourself if you have sinusitis. Some of the symptoms of sinusitis include; headache, facial pain, dull pressure, constant aching and nasal discharge, among others. Most people who have sinuses often know that they have it. Therefore if you have sinusitis, there is a possibility of Sinus Pressure causing tooth pain.

Another way to determine the possibility of Sinus Pressure causing tooth pain is to look at the symptoms of the toothache itself. For example, if you have pain in your upper teeth and you often involuntarily grind your teeth in your sleep, there is a possibility that you have a sinus associated tooth ache.

You could also have your doctor conduct a thorough check up on you for a periodontal disease. If they find nothing wrong, there is a possibility of Sinus Pressure causing tooth pain. In other words, if the dentist after a series of checkups finds nothing with your teeth or gums then there is a possibility that your toothache is caused by a sinus infection.

It is however important to note that it is possible for you to have both a sinus infection and a tooth ache. This, once again, stresses the importance of proper and thorough check up. It is only if you visit the doctor that you can tell if you have both or one of these two infections. Even after thorough check up, your dentist finds nothing wrong with your teeth and gums, you should go ahead and see another doctor to determine if you have a sinus infection. Proper diagnosis could also be got from an ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT). From the above, it is noted that getting the proper diagnosis will get you the fastest remedy to your problem.

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